Sapa Profiles Acquires Arch Aluminum Extrusion Facility
January 5, 2011

Sapa Profiles North America in Rosemont, Ill., announced that it has completed an asset purchase agreement with Arch Extrusion to acquire its extrusion facility in Miami. The facility includes two modern extrusion presses and an anodizing line for both clear and electrolytic colored finishes that meet stringent architectural standards.

Arch Aluminum & Glass, headquartered in Tamarac, Fla., is one of North America’s largest architectural glass and aluminum fabricators. This arrangement is intended to allow Arch to focus on its core business of glass and metal fabrication throughout the United States and Canada.

In a statement released today Sapa says this agreement demonstrates its continuing commitment to the North American extrusion market. As a result, Sapa will be able to offer increased extrusion capacity to serve customers in Florida as well as increased anodizing capability throughout the Southeastern United States.

“This agreement gives us a greater presence throughout the Southeast,” says Patrick Lawlor, business area president of Sapa Profiles North America. “The acquisition will help us to provide the market more responsive service and shorter lead times. We will be able to offer our customers a range of extrusion products that is truly unique. That reflects our strategy of providing solutions to the marketplace, backed by our technical support and financial strength.”

“At Arch our customers like the idea of one stop for all their metal and glazing system needs and our new partnership with Sapa will allow us to be an even more reliable supplier,” says Jeff Leone, chief executive officer of Arch.

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